Sunday, March 18, 2007

Larry King Surgery

The veteran journalist and TV star Larry King is recovering from surgery:

Veteran CNN talk show host Larry King had surgery on Friday to clear an artery blockage but plans to return to work on Monday to interview U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama, the network said.

King, 73, emerged from the scheduled operation without any complications and was alert and talking to his staff by the afternoon, CNN spokeswoman Bridget Leininger said.

"He was actually already giving orders to us for Monday," she said.

The operation, called a carotid endarterectomy, removes plaque that can build up in a patient's carotid artery, a blood vessel that supplies the neck and head.

The procedure was performed on King at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Leininger said.

"Larry is doing great and he is excited to be back on the air Monday night with an interview with Sen. Barack Obama as we mark the fourth anniversary of the Iraq war," CNN said in a statement.

Wish him well.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Instant Credit Cards

One of the terribly frustrating things about applying for credit, whether it's a loan or more directly a credit card, is the wait. The time they take to mull over your application and then let you know whether you've been accepted or not.

It's also something of a pain trying to work out exactly which credit card you should apply for. There are so many different offers, with different interest rates, fees, cashbacks and so on that you can get entirely lost trying to work it all out.

Fortunately there's a solution to both problems. Instant credit cards are those that are approved immediately, online, when you aply for them. If you click through that link you'll be taken to a site which is a comparison engine for credit cards. You decide which of he various possible features are the most important for you and the system will then guide you to the offer which best matches your needs.

It's a very clever little application actually and well worth a look.

Kate Moss and Pete Doherty Marriage

Kate Moss and Pete Doherty are said to be in a rush to get married.

Kate Moss and Pete Doherty have revealed they want to tie the knot as soon as legally possible.

Supermodel Kate said after last week's NME Awards (March 1), "I just want to be with my boyfriend. He's wild, crazy, but he's cool."

And Pete added, "We want a special wedding and we want to don't want to do it here, there's too much sh*t here. Somewhere small and out of the way would be cool. We can't wait, it will be beautiful."

Meanwhile, Kate said the pair's life is not as crazy as it's painted in the tabloids, and that once hitched they'll live a life of domestic bliss.

Talking to the News Of The World, she said, "I can't understand all in the interest in us any more. I'd rather be at home with him. We don't go out much."

The pair have even decided on a best man. Pete's old Libertines band mate Carl Barat has revealed he's the lucky bloke.

Important news I hope you'll agree. I expect that they and their drug habits will be very happy together.

Anna Nicole Smith: Finally Buried

Anna Nicole Smith was finally buried on Friday:

Anna Nicole Smith may have finally been buried on Friday afternoon, over three weeks after the TrimSpa model and Playboy Playmate died at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida, but not only is her story far from over with paternity battles yet to be determined, but the resting place of the larger-than-life figure has become the number one tourist hotspot in the Bahamas.

The New York Daily News spoke to a cab driver who tells them that the tourists who get off cruise ships in the Bahamas don't want the local flavor as much as they want to see the grave of Anna Nicole Smith - "Everybody wants to see this. People are getting off the cruise ships, and this is where they want to come. The tourism board...can't buy the kind of exposure they had here the last few weeks."

TMZ reports that it's not just cruise ship riders with good timing, but that some people have already booked tours to the Bahamas just to visit the grave of Anna Nicole Smith. They note that on Saturday, Larry Birkhead - the former lover of Anna Nicole and the alleged father of Dannielynn, her five month-old daughter - was at the Bahamas airport waiting for a ride back home and even posed for a few pictures with tourists.

Now all we have to look forward to is the unedifying fight over who gets the kid's money: that's why so many men are claiming to be its father.

Business Credit Cards

So, just how do you work out which is the best business credit card for you to use?

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of issuers, all with their own different angles and offers for you to consider. Do you need to have the lowest interest rate possible? Or are fees and charges more important for you? Or do you want to be able to have zero interest balances, or transfer balances from another card?

Perhaps the thing that is most important for your business is the ability to track spending? A proper report each month of what was spent when and where?

Fortunately, you can in fact do this the easy way, simply by clicking through the link above. There you will find a comparison engine. Decide which of the various available features are indeed most important to you and then it will guide you through which offers actually meet your requirements.

A very decent little site and gadget actually, extremely helpful.

Britney Spears, Robbie Williams and Simon Cowell

Somehow you just knew that this Britney Spears story would bring a comment from Simon Cowell. He also manages to have a go at Robbie Williams in the process:

Music mogul SIMON COWELL has blasted troubled stars BRITNEY SPEARS and ROBBIE WILLIAMS for checking into rehab, insisting they have no idea of what hard life really is.
The AMERICAN IDOL judge recently visited an impoverished nation and after witnessing the horrific conditions people were forced to live in, he believes Spears and Williams' problems pale in comparison.
Spears is currently in Promises in Malibu, California following months of hard-drinking and partying, while Williams is seeking treatment for an addiction to painkillers at The Meadows clinic in Arizona.
Cowell says, "This whole thing is a total indulgence. Britney and Robbie need to get a grip.
"I don't know what's going on in Britney's head but my attitude is I couldn't care less. She should go back and live with her mum for six months.

Britney Spears Suicide Story

The Britney Spears suicide story is all over the papers today, right around the world. There are some though who don't actually believe it:

Someone is desperately trying to get our attention.

Either it's Britney Spears who allegedly tried to hang herself after writing 666 on her forehead and running through the halls of Promises rehab in Malibu, or it's the news agency who is spreading these rumors.

Personally we don't believe the story because Britney's "friend" reportedly says that the rehab center doesn't know what to do with the allegedly wild pop princess, which is unreal because we doubt any rehab institution worth its thousands of dollars a week wouldn't know how to handle freaked out celebs.

But it's a slow news day and it's always fun to Photoshop people's heads into Eddie from Iron Maiden's body, plus if it's true you'd be mad at us for not telling you - as you should be.

The ordeal began when she terrified staff by writing the number of the beast on her head and running around the clinic screaming, "I am the anti-christ!"

"The clinic people just didn't know what to do," a friend claimed.

The pop star then tried to hang herself with a bedsheet was but was found before she could hurt herself. -

Maybe Brit will cover Maiden's "Runnin Free" on her next cd?

It is indeed worth pointing out that the story orginally appeared in hte News of the World (not the most reliable source) and quoted a "friend".

Credit Cards

We all of use face something of a problem when we try to work out which of the multitudes of credit card offerings out there is actually the best for us. There are hundreds upon hundreds, if not thousands, of issuers and all of them have a slightly different set of things that you can have.

Zero interest balance transfers, longer repayment periods, cahsbacks opportunities perhaps, even a percentage of the money going to a charity. Or even some of them compete on the interest rates you are charged, or the fees payable.

So, with all of these differences, how do you work out which are the best credit cards?

Click through that link for the answer, what you do is to use a comparison engine. First you go through the various options, deciding which are the most important to you. Then the engine itself will tell you which of the cards on offer best matches your needs.

It's a very cute little idea and one that's extremely helpful as well as easy to use. Highly recommended.